Fixing invalid locale settings in Debian 8


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You might have met this before. Indeed! Very annoying. This is due to unset of locale variable in Debian environment specifically for Perl applications.

 1Can't set locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct!
 2perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
 3perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 4LANGUAGE = (unset),
 5LC_ALL = (unset),
 6LC_CTYPE = "UTF-8",
 7LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
 8are supported and installed on your system.
 9perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("en_US.UTF-8").
10locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
11locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

To solve the above issue you need

Here we go with step-by-step shell commands:

1export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
2export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
3export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
4locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
5dpkg-reconfigure locales

Hope it helps, but if there are any questions - feel free to use the form below!

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